People from United States
why do you support Bill Gates?
This stanza is part of a verse written by an unknown Linux-fan at the beginning of the New Millennium. At that time, of course, we hated Windows and Bill Gates. By “we”, I mean a small society of fans of this odd Operating System. A society which had included most of the individuals who were connected, in one way or another, with the then nascent Internet in Bulgaria.
Some of us hated Windows and Bill Gates because it was so modern those days, at least in our circles. Others because of the problems they had with his and his team’s products. Third, because of the way the rising corporation he founded suppressed and destroyed many successful projects of other companies.
As he moves away from those times, most of the information sinks into oblivion bit by bit, but some pieces still are floating in the vast waters of the Web.
For example, from the autobiographical book of W. E. Peterson, the creator of WordPerfect, titled Almost Perfect, you can get an idea of some of Microsoft’s less than respectable techniques for suppressing competitors.
I disliked Gates, his company and their creations because of the way they “borrowed” technologies and sold them as their own. Like the DOS story, the operating system with which Microsoft conquered the OS market and which actually was stolen. Of course, Microsoft purchased the prototype CP/M for nothing from another company, which had stolen it from Digital Research
without knowing about the background. Or did they actually know? The circumstances surrounding the death of Digital Research’s founder, Gary Kildall, which happened at a very convenient time for Microsoft, are also unclear…
Several good articles have been published about those goings-on. Here I link two of them:
I’ve hardly used Windows over the years, but I haven’t hated it in a long time. However, much of my income comes from supporting the different versions of that OS and fixing their imperfections, which, as a matter of fact, are now much fewer in number than earlier, but the way of fixing them has become more and more complicated. I have long accepted MS products as things that, with a few exceptions, I don’t like, but they exist, so why not take advantage of them whenever we can.
How would it ever occur to me that there would come a time when I would defend him…
Wait, don’t rush to call the psychiatrist. I know, Gates doesn’t need protection and he didn’t need mine at all. Nor will “those who know” be willing to think. But things are so ridiculous that it’s hard for me to keep quiet. Despite the fact that my writings are simply a kick in empty space.
According to the fans of conspiracy theories, Bill Gates wishes to poison a big part of the Earth’s population to reduce it. And of course, how else to do it if not by vaccines – the nightmare of any self-respecting conspirator!
It is shocking how even the noblest intentions can be misunderstood and how individuals trying to solve serious problems can be Satanized.
What actually Gates has in mind is revealed in many videos and documents. Here is an example:
There he speaks not only about vaccines. He also mentions the necessity of health care and hygiene in the poorest areas of the world. His idea is that when people are healthy, they will not need to have that many children because the probability of losing some of them is low. And it is only the ultimate anti-eco fanatics who would not agree that the vast population of the Earth burdens ecosystems and spews an unimaginable amount of waste. One does not have to be an ecotaliban to realize that there are a lot of problems because of the overpopulation of the Earth.
But Gates misses something important. Hygiene and vaccines in themselves are not enough to reduce birth rates. In my country, there are minorities, who are vaccinated and have access to health care but this does not prevent them from reproducing at a rapid rate. The problem is that a very important part of the equation is missing. And it is the same that Gates forgets about.
That’s why this man,
and many like him, have launched a fundraising campaign to build schools in poor countries. So that the equation of health care, vaccines, hygiene and education can be completed.
Some final words about Gates. To the shock of the conspirators, he did not produce any vaccines. Nor does he sell them. He donates them. So far, Bill and Melinda have invested more than $30 billion to fight the world’s most dangerous childhood diseases and have managed to reduce child mortality from $12 million in 1999 to $6 million in 2016, with the ambition of cutting it to $3 million in 2030.
I often read and hear about Bill Gates that “he is so greedy”, and “will he take all his money to the grave” and so on. Well, he won’t. He didn’t even bequeath them to his children but will leave his wealth to charitable causes.
All the 70 billion he has. Well, he set aside 10 million for each child of his, but compared to the billions, that’s just a drop. His idea for his children is to accumulate their own billions if they are able to do so. True, he has given them a good start, and there is nothing wrong with that.
As for the biggest part of their father’s money, it will neither be buried nor eaten. It will go to charity.